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Announcing New Book
from David Anderson

Coming 2022

Using Wardley mapping to quickly modernize your cloud applications.

Technology is moving faster than ever, and today's business leaders need the ability to experiment and maximize outcomes from their technology investment. An effective engineering function is critical and must fully align with business goals. Well architected systems evolve quickly, perform well and keep maintenance costs down.

The book will offer a solution to help businesses align engineering functions with business goals. It will be structured using the Wardley Strategy Cycle and has Wardley maps throughout to illustrate all the key concepts. It will delve deeply into a mindset that allows for key accelerators such as Developer Experience, team enablement, leadership alignment, and out-of-the-box patterns that will propel organizations. Finally, readers will explore the leadership approach needed to guide the evolution and movement of technology, people, and the markets, providing the foundations for a strong narrative, transparency, and fast feedback loops and alignment. These three components will show how a company can exploit new and novel practices.
"Technology is moving into a new paradigm. The need for cohesion between business and technology has never been greater, and we need to simplify the technology narrative. We must end the bait and switch narrative that some vendors thrive on. A poor Cloud strategy will not fix your business. This approach gives your technology leadership a suite of techniques that will move you toward a serverless-first organization and fully modernize your approach to technology."
—David Anderson.
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About the Author

David Anderson has been at the leading edge of the technology industry for twenty-five years. Starting as a Software Engineer in leading telecom companies (including Three, Nokia, and Ericsson), David moved to Liberty Mutual in 2007 and continued to drive technology change and raise engineering standards. As Director of Technology, David had exposure to a wide range of technologies and techniques covering Architecture, Software Development, Leadership, AI/Analytics, and Cyber-Security. David was involved in the early phases of Public Cloud adoption at Liberty Mutual in 2013 and continued to drive the change. Creating the Serverless-First strategy in 2016, he was able to achieve significant, multi-million dollar business results, create a new, industry-leading engineering standard within Liberty and to lead a generation of architects to become cloud leaders in their own right.

David is also a member of the Wardley Mapping community and has been involved in many efforts, discussions, and sessions/research groups to further this strategic approach.

In 2021, David parted from Liberty Mutual to explore the Serverless First journey across the industry. The Serverless Edge was formed to collate some of this thinking and he continues to work with clients and partners to prove out the thinking in this book. 

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